On 01/07/2020 11:53, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:30:21AM -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
So, this was discussed quite a bit in
https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/issue/71 and the conclusion that
the Workstatopn Working Group came to 3 months ago was that we didn't
want to do this. We basically understood that main way of using
thermald was to use the proprietary dptfxtract tool to extract a
profile from ACPI - and as such, thermald wasn't something Fedora
should install by default. This functionality can't be properly
integrated into Fedora and "just work" for users if it requires a
proprietary tool and extra steps.

Is there some background about why dptfxtract is proprietary?  (I see
that it's a program provided by Intel.)  Is it just because no one's
done the work to make a free equivalent or does it require some
secret/patented/whatever knowledge to work?

There is work being done to make thermald read the
tables from the BIOS directly, including supporting
more advanced features that dptfxtract doesn't. More
details here:


and PR for thermald:



Tom Hughes (t...@compton.nu)
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